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  • CDN The Archaeology of an Iroquoian Longhouse

    What did longhouses look like 300 years ago and how do we know?

  • CDN Bark Canoes

    Learn all about the bark canoe. A common form of transportation in pioneer days.

  • CDN Black Creek Pioneer Village

    How did the Aboriginal People help the pioneers? What were their homes and food made from? What jobs were children expected to do? All this and more.

  • CDN Canada Hall

    Explore what life was like for early settlers.

  • CDN Early Settlers

    The life of the settlers who travelled to western Canada. Flash is needed.

  • CDN A Great Upper Canada Adventure

    Can you survive as a settler in Upper Canada?

  • CDN Muskoka Pioneer Village

    The website lists the different buildings you can see in the village, which gives a good idea of what would be in a village around 1880.

  • CDN Pickering Museum Village

    Take a guided tour of the Pickering Museum Village.

  • CDN Pioneer Life in Upper Canada

    Where did the pioneers come from? Where did they settle? How did the Aboriginal peoples and the Pioneers deal with each other? Learn more on this website for grade 3 students. Also available in French

  • CDN Scugog Shores Museum

    Life in Early Scugog, including life, work and school.

  • CDN Upper Canada Village Heritage Park

    A re-creation of a pioneer settlement from the 1860s. Choose "Tour the village" or "1860's life" to learn more. Also available in French.


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Find More at the Library

  • To locate more books, use the suggested call numbers, keywords, and phrases to search the library catalogue.
  • Call numbers to browse
    • 305 Children and women
    • 355.709 Forts
    • 370.9 Schools
    • 371.1 Schools and Teaching
    • 391.009 Clothing
    • 394 Customs and traditions
    • 609 Tool
    • 630 Farming
    • 634.9 Logging
    • 641.5 Cooking
    • 664 Food
    • 745.5 Crafts
    • 970.04 Canadian pioneers
    • 971 Canada
    • 971.2 Prairie Provinces
    • 971.3 Ontario
    • 971.4 Quebec
    • 973 American pioneers
    • 975 American pioneers
    • 978.02 American pioneers in the West
  • Suggested subject headings for catalogue
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Canada -- Juvenile literature
    • Pioneers -- Canada
    • Pioneers -- United States

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